Detroit Experience Factory Opens Next Week, Offers New Programs


The Detroit Experience Factory, an organization that connects people to the city, will host a grand opening party at its new welcome center on March 13 (313 day in Detroit).

Detroit Experience Factory, a subsidiary of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, was formerly the D:Hive’s tour program. The welcome center, 123 Monroe St., will help people find information, make connections, and provide information on living or working in the city.

“We accomplished so much with D:hive, taking over 30,000 people on tours in three years for example, but with the new brand, new welcome center, and new offerings the potential to help even more people to understand and experience Detroit is limitless,” says Jeanette Pierce, executive director of DXF.

DXF will continue to offer free walking tours of the city at 2 p.m. every Saturday, along with community bus tours the first and third Saturdays of the month.

The organization is launching new programs, too, such as kids tours of the Michigan Science Center and passes to Detroit’s cultural institutions.